When a new movie comes out starring blockbuster darling Ryan Reynolds, it’s not difficult to anticipate, more or less, what it is you’re gonna be watching. From the Deadpool franchise to Free Guy, Reynolds has pretty much cornered the market on clean-looking action flicks with an obnoxious protagonist and a heavy emotional undercurrent. Understandably, sometimes these movies really work, (let’s hear it for Deadpool), and sometimes they really don’t (sorry, Free Guy).
Given all that, when Netflix announced The Adam Project, the second collaboration between Reynolds and Free Guy director Shawn Levy, it was safe to assume that the movie would go one of two ways: either it would be a witty, shrewd, and entertaining action flick, or it would be a soulless, dead-eyed money-maker. I’m pleased to announce that it belongs mostly to the first category.
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